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13.10.2016 0

Michelman introduces barrier coatings for AlOx applications

At the SPE FlexPackCon will Michelman launch two new AlOx topcoats. Together with Bobst Michelman has developed the Michem Flex B5770 and Michem Flex B5780 coating.

In testing, Michem Flex B5770 showed no loss of barrier after 20 Gelbo flexes, while Michem Flex B5780 showed only slightly reduced levels. Michem Flex B5780 shows slightly better print receptivity, and has superior bond strength when tested in laminate structures.   

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22.09.2016 0

Bobst and Michelman offer new barrier solutions

In response to market demand for high barrier AlOx transparent films to be better protected during the conversion process, Bobst and Michelman have collaborated to develop a solution combining topcoats with AlOx coatings to prevent barrier performance loss during conversion processes such as printing and lamination.

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08.09.2016 0

Mexican printer is first to purchase Bobst MW CI flexo press

Mexico City based Publi Grafic Internacional S.A. De C.V decided to purchase a 900 mm wide MW model, equipped with automatic face-to-face winders and with smartGPS automatic impression and registration setting system. The press had just been presented by Bobst at drupa.

The delivery is scheduled for October 2016.

Publi Grafic Internacional is a privately-owned company with over 30 year experience in the graphic arts industry.  

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01.09.2016 0

Highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world

Bobst Manchester will be holding an Open House at their Competence Centre in Heywood, England on 18th October 2016.

The event will see the unveiling of the new Bobst K5 Expert which, according to the manufacturer, will be the highest productivity vacuum metallizer in the world.

As is particularly critical in a cost sensitive process such as vacuum metallizing, the new K5 Expert includes significant cost saving innovations to reduce energy consumption, consumable usage and film waste, whilst maximising productivity.

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18.08.2016 0

Bobst delivers 20SIX to Amerplast

Amerplast has purchased a BOBST 20SIX CS flexographic printing machine, which will be installed in Tampere, Finland in April 2017. The 10-color press is equipped with Bobst's smartGPS setup technology. With this investment, Amerplast’s printing capacity will reach 580 million metres annually.

In 2015, Amerplast has installed a Windmöller & Hölscher Miraflex AM at their Polish plant.

According to the company, Amerplast is one of Europe’s largest flexo printers and bag converters. The company’s Tampere factory has been operating since 1964. 

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